DBS’s 4th Hack2Hire initiative makes a comeback to hire 150 people into technology roles. The Bank’s aim is to fill developer and engineering roles as they introduce upgraded artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and blockchain technology. After their hiatus during the pandemic last year, interested candidates will have until Oct 17 to apply for the online challenge that will discern their programming and technical skills. The virtual hackathon will then proceed on Oct 23 to test problem-solving skills, and selected candidates will move on to interviews.
This comes after their recent announcement of 140 job positions for women at the DBS Women in Tech virtual career fair early this May. DBS will also be organising a virtual Hack2Hire Festival in October. This will include a series of talks on emerging technologies and the future of work and workspaces. Singapore’s largest bank believes this initiative will contribute to the country’s attempt to usher in exceptional talent in financial technology.
DBS’ group head of big data/AI and consumer banking, Ms Soh Siew Choo has said: “With Covid-19 greatly accelerating the pace of digital adoption, it is now more important than ever to ensure that our digital offerings continue to stay ahead of our customers' needs...we are looking to uncover high-quality talent to join us as we shape the digital finance landscape.”